Kia Motors Corporation

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Dozens of Electric Cars You Can Drive Zap Into Surf City for Saturday's EV Fest

    I suddenly find myself in the market for a car again, which means I will again want an electric car to offset the large carbon footprint I created by driving a Caddy Eldo convertible for years. My quest takes me Saturday morning to Huntington Beach, a one-stop shopping destination for different mode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Jose Luis Sandoval Goes to Court on Murder Count, Leaves with Guilty Plea and No Prison

    You don't see this often in Orange County courthouses: a man who went in with a murder charge and later pleaded guilty left without being sent to state prison. Technically, 37-year-old Jose Luis Sandoval was sentenced Friday to a year behind bars for helping a friend kills his wife, a state correct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Kia and Hyundai Go to War in Santa Ana Court

    When Kia and Hyundai were forced to recalculate their gas-mileage claims after a government audit, the top two South Korean automakers may have believed regulatory fines and a consumer compensation plan would have ended the financial bleeding.Think again, unless Kia and Hyundai can fight court chall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Kia Optima Hybrid Premium Scores High-brid on Style Points

    I have often been impressed driving these hybrids and electrics and other zippy rides, but the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Premium was the first vehicle tested for this space that I held onto as the pick-up driver pulled out my driveway, digging my feet across the street like parallel ski trails.It's loa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Peppy Kia Rio Ex Kicks Off Greener Car Reviews

    Today we begin here at Navelgazing's "Ride Me" lot one in an occasional--and someday, perhaps, weekly--series on consumer vehicles powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines, my tears or other alternative sources.Kicking things off is the peppy litt ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    Dave Gibbons Is a Church Misfit

    Newsong was on its way to becoming Orange County's next big megachurch—then its pastor decided to pull back and go small

  • Columns

    February 15, 2007

    Diary of a Mad County

    Feb. 7-Feb. 13

  • Film

    April 6, 2006

    Down for the Count

    Bubbly cast and clever banter cant overcome Lucky Number Slevins blatant Tarantinoisms

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?